Tasty Thursday

Boy, is it getting hot! A trip to the beach sure would be nice, or maybe eating something that reminds us of the beach will do the trick! Try this yummy recipe from our children's activity book, Splashing by the Shore by Lisa Mullarkey.

Bucket-and-Shovel Cake
1 baked cake, any flavor
1 new bucket and shovel
2 (3-ounce) boxes instant vanilla pudding, prepared
2 cups crushed graham crackers
Fish or shell candies

1. Cut the cake into 1-inch pieces.
2. Alternate layers (in the bucket) of cake pieces with pudding, ending with a layer of pudding.
3. Sprinkle on crushed crackers (it looks like sand) and garnish with the candy and the shovel!

Serves 10


Tasty Thursday

Try this new take on coleslaw for your 4th of July party this year. This tasty dish from Small Parties by Marguerite Henderson is fantastic!

Southwestern Coleslaw
1 package (16 ounces) prepared coleslaw
1 red bell pepper, cored and cut into thin julienne strips
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 bunch (about 6) green onions, thinly sliced on diagonal
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin or cumin seeds
1 jalapeƱo pepper, cored and finely diced
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt

In a bowl, combine all ingredients and toss well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. This can be made several hours ahead.

Serves 12